Constant Warwick

Nominal Guns32W022
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorState Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate frigate 'Constant Warwick' (1648) (32)
ShipyardRatcliffe - London BWAS-1603
Designed byPeter Pett (1610-1672)W022
ConstructorPeter Pett (1610-1672)W022
CategoryHired VesselW022
Ship TypeFrigate W022
Sailing RigShip RiggedW022
Bought by the Navy20.1.1648/49W022
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate frigate 'Constant Warwick' (1648) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel85' 0"Imperial Feet25.908 
Breadth27' 0"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen342Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW022
Length of Keel85' 0"Imperial Feet25.908 
Breadth26' 5"Imperial Feet7.946 
Depth in Hold13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9793 
Burthen315 4894Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

3 Commanding Officers

1645 - 1647CaptainJohn GilsonW01511.1647 - 1647CaptainRobert DareBWAS-16031648CaptainWilliam Batten (c.1600-1667)W015

Service History

1645Launched as a Private Armed Ship for the Earl of WarwickW022
10.8.1648Was part of the naval revolt in the Downs and sailed to Helvoetsluys to joined Royalist causeBWAS-1603
5.11.1648Rejoined Parliamentarian fleet outside HelvoetsluysW022
20.1.1648/49Purchased by the NavyW022


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1646-1646Winter Guard of 1646  
1647-1647Summer Guard of 1647  

Notes on Ship

First English Frigate?
Considered by many to to be the first English Frigate.


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